Lancaster University Management School Submits Major Development Plans

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Plans have been put forward to redevelop the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS).

The far-reaching plans have been submitted with Lancaster City Council and call for the redevelopment of existing buildings and the construction of new ones, which combined will span over 200,000 sq ft.

The proposal, which aims to provide a consolidated home for the LUMS within the university's Bailrigg Campus, involves the refurbishment of the retained Gillow House Building, the Graduate Management School and the Lancaster Leadership Centre. It also calls for a newly built Western Pavilion, Eastern Pavilion, Lecture Theatre and Hub Plus.

The development would provide 204,515 sq ft of accommodation, including new teaching facilities, breakout areas, learning spaces, offices and catering provisions.

The design and access statement, submitted as part of the application process, said: "The redevelopment of Lancaster University Management School builds on the school's reputation of delivering a holistic, world-class student experience. The building will provide a balance of open and individual research facilities to support the needs of international academics, including open and inviting accommodation conducive to a range of study and social learning patterns."

Lancaster City Council are set to make a decision on the application by June 21.